FreeBSD 5.5, PVR500, MythTV svn
sean.west at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 20:12:24 UTC 2007
On 3/25/07, R. B. Riddick <arne_woerner at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Sean West <sean.west at gmail.com> wrote:
> > patch (thanks usleep!). The only problem I'm having is that if I start
> > reading from the cxm driver for more than say 30 seconds (it seems
> > quite random), my computer reboots. It doesnt freeze and then reboot
> > after a bit, it just reboots immediately.
> I have the same problem.
> It seems to be hardware related (BIOS, IRQs, IDE-UDMA-mode, other devices).
> I know 2 cases on my 3 boxes (with 2 PVR-250):
> 1. Whatever I try, it reboots after some seconds.
> 2. On a certain BIOS (the main board has a Pentium 166MHz - so 1997 or so?) it
> works stable, until I create heavy CPU load and disk load.
> So my advice would be:
> 1. Try to move the cards around in the PCI slots, in order to get other IRQ
Just tried this. Didn't fix anything, and for some reason it gave cxm0
and cxm1 irq's 17 and 18 now... one more than what they were.
> 2. Try to use as less hardware as possible.
I striped out everything but the harddrive, video card, nic card and
tv tuner. Still resulted in same irq's and rebooting.
> 3. Try LINUX for TV recording (although I saw LINUX crashing with my TV card,
> too)... :-)
Actually, I currently have a Gentoo computer hooked up to my TV which
had the PVR500 in it. That computer doesnt have the best specs, and it
was too slow to watch a recording while it was recording something
else. So I'm attempting to put this card in my FreeBSD box. The Gentoo
computer worked great if I didnt watch a recording and record
something at the same time. Never crashed on me once for the few
months I was using the PVR500.
Another little tidbit: it seems that if I do a cat /dev/cxm0 >
/dev/null, it will go alot longer without rebooting.
Thanks for your tips... Any other ideas??
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